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    Lookin to get my first WRX. Got ?s

    Hello, New to the forum and Subaru world.

    Ive been looking around at WRXs and ive got some questions.

    Question 1:What is the stock turbo in the 2002 WRX and what amount of PSI can it handle?

    Question 2: The hood scoop on a WRX i looked at had the paint peeled off due to heat. Is this a sign of it getting beat on?

    Question 3: When i get a WRX what are some of the cheapest first mods i could do?

    Question 4: If i dont have an Accessport for it how do i get the PSI flashed down to be lower?

    Thank you guys for the help. It is greatly appreciated

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    1) TD04 & that cannot be answered. theres no magic number.
    2) i wouldnt think to relate peeled paint to abuse. maybe the owner had to keep it outside and the paint has sun damage
    3) First Modifications - what to do and not to do
    4) not sure i understand what you're asking when you say "flashed down to be lower"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    welcome

    4) not sure i understand what you're asking when you say "flashed down to be lower"
    Pretty much the owner of the car right now had his car taken to get the computer flashed so the boost was at 18 PSI. i was wondering where i could go to lower it

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    hmm. is the car already modded? or it's stock and he just has a tune to raise the boost?

    i'd try to find out more details.

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    The only things hes told me he has had done to the car is as follows:

    1. AndrewTech Transmission(the original one blew up when he bought it)
    2. Flashed the computer to 18PSI of boost
    3. Full Turbo back HKS Exhaust
    4. Wheels

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    oh okay. see the turboback exhaust is where you get increased HP & boost. he has a custom tune to accommodate those modifications

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    Okay so the boost being that high wouldnt hurt the turbo or engine right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfor48 View Post
    Okay so the boost being that high wouldnt hurt the turbo or engine right?
    Assuming he got the car properly tuned then the boost numbers should be fine ... BUT, if you are planning on keeping this car for a while you should seek out a shop and get a pro-tune to ensure the car is set-up properly. Lot's of these cars have been poorly modded and second/third owners become the victims of others poor choices.

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